Is this an authentic Hadith?

Salah for day of ‘Arafah:

Two rak’ahs, recite:

Surah Fatihah thrice, Surah Kafirun thrice and Surah Ikhlas one hundred times



The Muhaddithun have declared this narration recorded on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali and Sayyiduna  ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote.

“Whoever offers two rak’ahs on the day of ‘Arafah, recites Surah Fatihah thrice, begins with Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ and ends with ‘amin’, then recites Surah Kafirun thrice, Surah Ikhlas one hundred times, beginning each time with ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’, Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla will say, ‘I make you witness that I have forgiven him.'”

(Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 95 and Al Atharul Marfu’ah, pg. 88)


See other deeds for attaining forgiveness on the day of ‘Arafah here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar